200 Guests attend the grand opening in Shanghai
Shanghai, 11th February 2012 – On February 11, 2012, our subsidiary Marquardt Switches Co., Ltd. in Shanghai celebrated a huge grand opening for the newly-constructed expansion with numerous renown guests.
There are over 7,000 square meters available in the four story building for production areas, offices and meeting rooms. The modern, open and inviting design, as well as the inner architectural details, can be found in the reception area as well as the cafeteria and offices. Another big highlight is the so-called Zhu Yuan (Bamboo garden) on the 4th level, which provides a creative space designed for the employees, inviting more communication among them.
More than 200 guests, several of whom are well-known customers, all took part in the celebration. The guests included, in addition to Managing Directors Dr. Harald Marquardt and Ernst Kellermann, Zou Qin, Vice President Global Consumer Power Tool Manufacturing from Stanley Black & Decker, Jörn Hasenfuß, Sales Manager and Director of Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive, as well as Dr. Wolfgang Roehr, Consul General of the German Consulate in Shanghai, who all wished Marquardt well and a long and positive development for the future.
All of the guests were invited on a tour of the plant, throughout which the Marquardt employees were able to show off their complete breadth of skills. Products were displayed and stood under the banner “Marquardt Inside”, and showed the visitors the newest models of our customers for which Marquardt in Shanghai has produced switches. Such as, the technologically impressive electronic steering wheel controls where the Start-Stop switches are embedded. All of the guests seemed incredibly impressed from the beautiful new building and by the skills portrayed by Marquardt.